• Le Thoureil early morning

It was such a beautiful morning that I popped down to the river early this morning to walk Sybil . Le Thoureil is one of the prettiest villages perched on the river Loire half way between Angers and Saumur and just a 15 minute walk from our home.

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The beautiful terrace overlooking the river behind the Tour des Hollandais

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The Dutch family that built this beautiful house made their fortune trading wine.

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One of the little alleys leading down to the Loire.

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Beautifully peaceful and quiet at 7am.

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Lovely wooden boats add to the charm.

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These boats are reproductions of boats that worked on the river in the past.

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Looking in the other direction!

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La Tzigane – the boat that we use for our boat trips.

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Last but not least – the vineyard we pass on the way. No herbicides here for the first time since we moved here in 2006. Bonne nouvelle!